Yes, the Oklahoma City Thunder dropped their second straight game in Phoenix last night 122-115. Yes, OKC’s offense became overwhelmingly predictable with Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combining for 54 of the team’s 84 shots. Yes, the loss weakens OKC’s hold over the West’s second seed to a mere game over the Clippers. And, yes, the loss now sets the stage for a very important Wednesday evening clash versus those same Clippers at Staples.
But Sunday night Kevin Durant scored 38 points (and 11 rebounds) against the Suns, giving him at least 25 points in his 41st consecutive game. “The Servant” surpassed Michael Jordan’s mark of 40 set during his legendary 1986-87 campaign; one that saw Mike start all 82 games and average 37 a night. But in a strange plot twist, Kevin had this to say.
“I don’t really care about it,” Durant said. “I can’t wait until it’s over.”
Despite the hatred of his own work, KD’s 41 straight represents half of the NBA season. He now sits five behind Oscar Roberston for second. To secure first, all the presumed favorite for this year’s MVP has to do is continue the run for another 41 games to clip Wilt Chamberlain’s all-time mark of 80.
As for the Thunder’s record during Durant’s run towards history? Try 30-11.